Furoshiki is a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth used for gift wrapping. I am totally taken with this method for wrapping gifts. It is not only beautiful but also eco friendly.
My sister-in-law loves wrapping gifts so for her birthday I ordered an advance copy of the book, Wrapagami: The Art of Fabric Gift Wraps. I packaged the order slip like this with a Furoshiki cloth I made for her.
The book arrived and it is fabulous.
I think it is the best book I have seen on the subject. The pictures are beautiful and the instructions and illustrations are easy to follow and understand!
There are so many styles I want to try!
Tips for making your own Furoshiki cloth
- The fabric cloths are usually square. A standard size is 28″ X 28″. You will need a larger cloth for some techniques.
- Hem the edges of the fabric or simply cut with pinking shears to save time and keep the edges from un-raveling. I used the technique for making square corner cloth napkins to finish off my wrap.
- If you don’t want to make your own cloth Jenn Playford has a line of cloths called Furochic.
How to use your Furoshiki Cloth
Download a handy Illustrated Furoshiki Guide from the Ministry of the Environment Government of Japan.
See Jenn, the author of Wrapagami, explain how to use Furoshiki.
Furochic Bouquet Wrap
Furochic Double Book Wrap
Furochic Handbag Wrap
Furochic Cushion Wrap
Furochic Basic Wrap
Furochic Double Bottle Wrap
Furochic Box Wrap
Furochic Kangaroo Wrap
The book is a must! Happy wrapping!